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A new in-depth post looks at five of the best replacements for eBay's obsolete Turbo Lister. They are SixBit, Xpress Lister, Wonder Lister, Ad-Lister and CrazyLister.

This month marks the end of an era, as eBay retires its listing tool, Turbo Lister, after almost two decades of service.

This is driving many sellers to third-party listing tools. But, with several tools claiming to be the premier Turbo Lister replacement, it can be hard to decipher which is right for you. Maybe you've tried several already, but haven't found one you like, or are yet to find one with all the features you need.

To help, we've taken five listing tools that sellers could use to replace Turbo Lister. We've reviewed their key features, and identified which type of sellers they are most suited to.

Read eBay Turbo Lister Replacements: Five of the Best Alternatives.

Source: Web Retailer Blog

Multi-carrier shipping label system Shippo has replaced PayPal as the built-in shipping service for eBay Canada.

eBay will rely on Shippo's platform to connect sellers with carriers such as Canada Post for all their shipping needs. Shippo is tied directly into the eBay platform – importing order information and syncing tracking data back to eBay.

eBay Canada sellers will use Shippo's dashboard to access discounted shipping rates, print shipping labels in bulk, automate international customs documents, facilitate returns and many other shipping features.

Source: Shippo

Liquidation products seller 888 Lots has released a new feature which checks if a seller is restricted from selling individual items on Amazon.com.

After linking an Amazon selling account, users just need to press a "check" button in the individual items catalog. The tool usually takes between 20-30 minutes to check all the items.

Once finished, a note is added to each product showing if it is restricted or not.

Source: 888 Lots

Marketplace repricing tool Appeagle can now automatically reprice products for sale on Walmart.com.

Walmart's online sales grew by 29% last holiday season, yet the number of marketplace sellers is much lower than on Amazon.

Appeagle is one of only a few repricers currently available for the Walmart Marketplace, and has been chosen by Walmart as a Preferred Partner.

To celebrate the new integration, Appeagle are offering new customers who sign up before the end of June 20% off their first 3 months. More information.

Source: Appeagle

Shipping software provider ShipStation has announces a new set of multi-carrier shipping APIs called ShipEngine.

ShipEngine provides shipping functionality directly to ecommerce stores, logistics and warehouse providers, system integrators, ecommerce application integrators and new application developers. The official launch was at this month's Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) 2017, in Chicago.

Features include:

  • Discounts on shipping.
  • Worldwide major carrier support.
  • Rate comparison across carriers based on rate, transit time, package dimensions, and more.
  • Real-time tracking information that can be integrated into apps, email, or SMS.
  • Global address validation.
  • International shipping optimization, with automated international customs forms and invoice paperwork.

The ShipEngine APIs are available for a free trial at www.ShipEngine.com.

"We are excited to release these new shipping APIs," says ShipStation's CTO Tom Warmbrodt. "They are built on top of trusted ShipEngine infrastructure currently powering the most popular shipping/fulfillment tool in the e-commerce industry, ShipStation."

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ShipStation has also announced the launch of its Solutions Providers Program. The program offers support for consultants and companies that want to refer and/or offer ShipStation to their medium- and large-sized ecommerce clients.

Nearly twenty companies have already signed up for the program, including Americaneagle.com, Gorilla Group, Kensium Solutions, eCommerce Partners, BTown Web, and more.

ShipStation offers the following benefits to Solutions Consultant Program members:

  • Custom shipping rules for more complex users.
  • Exposure as "certified partners" to over 40,000 merchants.
  • Referral commissions paid quarterly for implementing a solution almost all customers need.

"Being able to refer our clients to a platform as robust and efficient as ShipStation completes the circle. From creating a website and optimizing SEO to building an e-commerce store, ShipStation is the final piece of the puzzle," says Jerry Borduch, VP of Strategic Alliances Americaneagle.com.

Source: ShipStation

Multichannel ecommerce tool Ecomdash has added support for eBay listing design tool CrazyLister.

CrazyLister offers over 200+ professional, high-converting eBay templates that are mobile-responsive, and compliant with eBay's active content policies. The integration saves sellers time by automating the process of listing to eBay using these templates.

Ecomdash has also released:

  • New warehouse functionality to align warehouses to specific storefronts, and schedule order exports to warehouses.
  • The ability to get orders and send tracking data via SFTP, to support selling on Groupon, Houzz and more.
  • Improved tax tracking automation with VAT exporting to QuickBooks.
  • Expanded API calls to provide access to the full list of SKUs within a kit.

Source: Ecomdash

Multichannel ecommerce software company ChannelAdvisor has acquired ecommerce fulfillment software company HubLogix.

HubLogix is a fulfillment and logistics platform that automates order management by connecting online storefronts and marketplaces to distribution and fulfillment centers.

"Earlier this year we announced the launch of our Fulfillment Network and our dedication to helping our customers streamline their logistics and provide the best customer experience down to the last mile. This acquisition provides us the technology and expertise to further enhance our fulfillment offering and capabilities," said David Spitz, ChannelAdvisor CEO. "We've worked with HubLogix for years and have always been impressed with the team's knowledge of the space and the value they provide. We're delighted to welcome the HubLogix team to the ChannelAdvisor family and we look forward to future shared success."

As part of its platform's fulfillment automation capabilities, HubLogix has developed a network of more than 150 fulfillment partners to allow sellers to work efficiently with their vendors and third-party logistics partners. With the acquisition of HubLogix, ChannelAdvisor strengthens its product suite with the addition of fulfillment automation, while also adding a talented team of distribution, fulfillment and supply chain domain experts to the organization.

"ChannelAdvisor has a history of industry leadership, so we're thrilled to join forces and add our knowledge and technology to the ChannelAdvisor product suite," said Christian Hassold, HubLogix CEO. "Together we can solve the market's need for an end-to-end solution that optimizes online and offline commerce."

HubLogix was profiled on Web Retailer in 2014, when it was known as eCommHub.

Source: ChannelAdvisor

Ecommerce management software Jazva now has deeper integrations with Walmart, Jet and Volusion.

The full-service integration for the Walmart marketplace helps sellers setup items, manage inventory, fulfill orders and set pricing for Walmart all through Jazva.

Jazva has also released new price control options for Jet.com, adding support for all of Jet's price settings: No Price Control, Minimum Advertised Price, and Minimum Selling Price. Another Jet enhancement released this month is support for merchant-initiated refunds.

Volusion support has also been enhanced with a new product category import, allowing Jazva to identify and match previously imported categories, and link products accordingly to the categories in Volusion.

Finally, Jazva now supports:

  • Customizing invoice emails, and adding or changing the email addresses.
  • Applying a default sales rep to new sales orders.
  • Scanning items using FNSKU and/or kit barcodes in addition to UPC, SKU and item barcodes.

Source: Jazva

Channel management tool Linnworks has launched their annual summer discount promotion.

With this year's promo, new users can save up to 30% on a Linnworks subscription.

The promotion runs throughout June and is covered in detail here.

Source: Linnworks

Competitor price monitoring tool Competera has been relaunched with a new pricing platform consisting of three major modules.

Competitive Data helps sellers obtain up-to-date information about their competitors. Users can see complete and timely information about the market and competitors, with a guaranteed 95% data accuracy.

Price Management helps integrate prices, stock availability, and promo activity of competitors, by monitoring price decisions and prices. It helps retailers take a proactive approach to pricing.

Price Optimization helps predict profit, demand, and buyers' behavior resulting from a particular change. The foundation of this product is qualitative data, flexible and customizable processes, as well as machine learning technologies, statistics and big data operations.

Source: Competera

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